If you’ve always wanted to pilot a battleship but aren’t willing to work your way up through the ranks, here is the solution. Currently listed on Ebay, this twenty foot long jet driven replica of the battleship New Jersey is a unique alternative to the real thing.
When it comes to objects of automotive lust, few tip the scales further than the Lamborghini Aventador. Naturally, most mere mortals (like us) can’t come up with nearly enough expendable income to ever fulfil the dream of owning an actual, drivable toy like that.
If we can’t afford the real thing, at least we can get ourselves a smaller scale model, right? Well, maybe… unless the 1:8 scale Aventador you’ve got your eye on comes with seats, headlights and steering wheel made from diamonds, wheels fashioned from gold and platinum and a perfectly scaled copy of the body crafted from carbon fiber. Yes, this is not your typical Shell Ferrari diecast toys.
It’s said that Apple’s iPhone is very magical, and there’s an app for everything. It’s so magical you can almost drink water from it. But let’s just admit it, playing Angry Birds and Cut-A-Rope and some Tap Tap Revenge may be abit boring after you’ve played finish em and replayed again for 3 times. Why not bring the fun outside?
Your iPhone isn’t limited to just making calls and some simple apps. You can even control your television with your iPhone. And today, we’re gonna show you one more thing that you can control – an RC helicopter!
Balls. Some people grab em’ and run half a field. Some kick them for a living. Some uses a metal stick to swing them around the world and get chicks. But you there with your new smartphone. Would you like to control a ball with your new phone? Here’s Sphero. Sphero is a small, robotic toy ball made by Orbotix, and controlled remotely via Bluetooth and your smartphone’s tilt sensor. Imagine the “Haro Haro”, minus the space and the Gundams. The Sphero is gearing up for its CES 2011 debut. Let’s see how we can play this ball, with our fingers on screen.
Hot Wheels has just rolled out two new R/C cars in the Stealth Rides line. The collapsible racers fit into their own cases which double as infrared remote controls. At the moment there are just two vehicles – one with wheels and another with treads – but in October Batman’s Tumbler shall join the party. The good news is they fit in any pocket, run for about 45 minutes and cost just $25. The not so good news is that when that 45 minutes is up you’ll have to replace five watch batteries – three in the car, two in the remote – to get them going again, which seemed rather troublesome to me. Kinda spoils the fun of it.
Do you own a Lambo? I sure don’t. Heck I don’t even think it’s possible for me to own one in this life, though we just be optimistic in life so yeah I’m gonna own one soon, hopefully. If you’re desperate to boost that you do own one (3cc vroom vroom combustion!), then maybe you should start collecting all 65 booklets. Read more…
RC toy helicopters have been so boring, that it’s so yesterday to get one for your summer party. But when it looks like a cute robot dog, and has a built-in digital camcorder, it’s going to be a seller not only for the kids, but for many others. Air Hogs is preparing to launch their new Hawk Eye RC chopper, with a sweet price of $65. That’s really a bargain actually, when the chopper is able to capture your neighbour’s sneaky act for 5 minutes in 320×240 resolution quality video, or perhaps hundreds of photos at 640×480. But with such quality you’ll have tough luck using it as an aerial photography or camcorder for your low-budget blockbuster.
The Hawk Eye can directly connect to your PC for videos and photos transferring, and also charging your spy chopper while you’re busy editing them, so that you’ll be back in the air in no time after you’re done with your business. It also comes with a 2-channel remote of course, letting you control altitude and spin the chopper left or right, and start/stop the video recording or snap photos.
Some say, that his man stick always point due north, and that he’s been seen trying to assasinate Rubens Barrichello with his white shoe. Well all we know is, he’s called the Stig! But fear not, as now we can drive the mysterious BBC’s Top Gear cast member nuts in the air. Well, almost! At least we can dream that we did, with this RC Chopper that part resembles his iconic white knight helmet, and part Alien-like shape.
This indoor remote controlled mini-copter is built with an aluminum frame, and has a built in gyro that rights the toy if you tried to make the Stig crash onto lands, and you’ll get about 8-15 minutes of flight time per charge. For about $60 (plus the cost of shipping), you can fund The Stig’s “Assassinate Rubens Barrichello Masterplan” by ordering your very own Stigoopter!